While many of us daydream about kicking back on a white-sand beach with a fruity cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other, many vacationers also crave active experiences while traveling. An Adventure Travel Trade Association study shows that (more…)
Very little prepares you for the adventure of deep sea fishing in Orange Beach. Growing up, my dad was the fisherman in the family. So I’d tag along and cast my line for trout in Arizona’s White Mountains, catfish in Texas and mullet in North Carolina’s (more…)
“Want to plan a girls’ trip to celebrate your big birthday?”
“Definitely, where should we go?”
“I don’t care as long as there is a beach, spa, and drinks!”
“What about that place you went to in Alabama last year? That looked so cool.”
After the first real winter here on the Gulf Coast in a number of years, temperatures soared to record heights within a few days. On fishing trips, it was hard to decide whether to wear shorts or a heavy coat. Now that the 80-degree days are expected (more…)
The kickoff event for the big game fishing season along the northern Gulf of Mexico happens right here in Orange Beach May 16-20 at The Wharf.
Not only are anglers and spectators able to witness the weigh-in of some of the largest game fish from the (more…)
I remember my first visit to Alabama’s beaches, four short years ago. While I was excited to go someplace new, spring break at the beach hardly sounded relaxing. My previous spring break beach experiences always included busy roads and the related traffic (more…)
Everyone who fishes a lot and has spent plenty of time at the boat ramps has seen propellers of every shape and design. The pristine, shiny stainless steel props immediately draw attention. Sometimes you see the black anodized props that have silver edges (more…)
Now that the new year is here, anglers are looking forward to that first trip of the year.
With the down time during the offseason, this would be a great time for some tackle maintenance, especially for your fishing reels.
Start by inspecting the (more…)
Little Lagoon has always been a special place for me. It’s where I caught the largest speckled trout of my fishing career many years ago.
Little Lagoon is one of those places where you have the opportunity to catch almost any of the inshore species (more…)
For me, vacation and great food go hand in hand. Getting out of the kitchen to let someone else do the cooking seems like a great way to relax, too. Over the past several years, I have discovered some real gems in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Every time (more…)